Nice on-the-ground reporting from a blog from Ukraine - The ukraine_revolution blog.

via Loic

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Thanks for the link, Joi.

Well, I had a nice week reading the ukraine-related news coverage in english language press, now enjoy reading that blog. What I couldn't understand is that totally biased coverage - it the press and on the web. They don't mention that the ukrainian economy was near collapse when opposition leader was prime minister, and the current prime minister, who won the election, made the economy grow better than in any european country; they mention the falsifications on the East, but never on the West... Is the world going crazy, or i do not understand something?

My friend Oleg has a guest blogger doing some webcast feeds and Blogging to... on the Ukraine Events. Link is here

Thanks, /pd!

I was born in Ukraine, u know! :)

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Sanja, you're right.
it is NOT a revolution. it's a fight for power;
2 groups of interest -- and poor people.
Yushchenko is a banker... Yuliya Tymoshenko is a former Deputy Prime Minister...

people, don't trust those who slander Ukrainian Revolution
Just come to KYIV and see for yourselfs

ignore those idiots

For Yours and Ours Freedom!

2 Sanja

The Ukrainian economy was near collapse when the opposition leader BECAME Prime-Minister, and he started the way up from the abyss. The current (though, he is already called back) Prime-Minister got a warmed-up economy, and pulled up the numbers by increasing the state debt (why go into debt when there is budget proficit?) and beating the taxes out of small businesses up until March next year. He also printed some money to "increase pensions" and we here are beginning to see inflation which basically ate up all the "economy growth" Yanukovych has "achieved".

Plus, the current minister DIDN'T win the election, of which the court has reached a decision.

Sergij, maybye i'm idiot but i'm Your neighbour. i know this feeling; it WAS the same in Poland in 1980 - and it was really GREAT (till 1981...). and after in 1989...
now it's really BIG change, yeah. true. hope You too...

but this way to "normality" -- it's a long, long way... and not so easy. stay strong - but stay carefull. sensible. don't trust in words, but in facts -- and just look.
i'm with You, but i when i'm looking at MY country now... a lot of things to do.

Chorus: Together we are many
We cannot be defeated.
We'll be here night and day,
'Til our new president is seated.
And our many have grown stronger.
Our song now louder - we'll wait no longer.
And if our great land needs us to,
we'll camp in this cold but faithful square.
Until every yesterday's man, with yesterday's power
is gone for good, from yesterday's leader's chair.
And if they think for a single moment
that we'll flinch under yesterday's tired scare,
Our resolve will drive these old, fat, and greedy men,
to rip from their heart their care for Red Square,
and from their head, every last gray hair

If you deny us our demands,
then our demands shall only grow.
You ask for more obedience, we'll yell
"Falsifications. No!"
The first of these demands:
That crooked Yanukovych must go.
Our second demand is simple,
A new voice, "Machinations. No!"
Lastly what we insist you do,
Unless you want this Orange bomb to blow
Open this cage you've kept us in,
Or feel the wrath of our rage within,
This isn't negotiable, "Prison rules. No!"

There you have it, all we want,
Seen in his Orange ties and integruous eyes.
Appoint our new leader, humble and wise,
No more old guard, enprisoning binds,
Ukraine deserves justice and truth,
Hell "No to lies!"

Yushchenko, Yushchenko!
He's the future, he's our President.
Open your ears and hearts to your people,
their shouts are heavan-sent and evident.
For now the Velvet Revolution,
has remained peaceful and calm.
But if you fight this Orange solution,
Your 'yesterday's-ways' find the eye of our storm.

Yes! To a brand new vision,
A new path for Ukraine to go.
Yes! To the deliverance of our people
From the iron fist you show.
Yes! To life, true and just.
Ukraine screams "Yes to Yushchenko".

Chorus: Together we are many
We cannot be defeated.
We'll be here night and day,
'Til our new president is seated.
And our many have grown stronger.
Our song now louder - we'll wait no longer.
And if our great land needs us to,
we'll camp in this cold but faithful square.
Until every yesterday's man, with yesterday's power
is gone for good, from yesterday's leader's chair.
And if they think for a single moment
that we'll flinch under yesterday's tired scare,
Our resolve will drive you old, fat, and greedy men,
to rip from your heart your care for Red Square,
and from your head, every last gray hair

'We aren't beasts of burden'; our labor's fruits
belong to us now.
Just as 'We aren't goats'. Sweating, bleeding,
suffering and dying for Moscow.
We are of Ukraine. You can't hear us, we scream
even louder.
"WE ARE OF UKRAINE", the Orange Sea rising
Her sons and daughters now empowered.
It's now or never we say once more,
If you wish to avoid an unwinnable battle,
Enough waiting and debating,
We're a mighty snake with Yushchenko, our rattle.
"Minute coo pegalista,"
We've heard from you too long.
Today we declare as "zaftra",
For now we are proud, we're strong.

This Orange hurricane grew in defense,
As you lied, tortured, and cheated.
The fat old men stole mother Ukraine,
Soon you'll all be unseated.
The Orange storm you hear growing louder,
Can't be silenced or deleted.
Spirits of our proud ancestors with us,
Together we cannot be defeated.
.
Chorus: Together we are many
We cannot be defeated.
We'll be here night and day,
'Til our new president is seated.
And our many have grown stronger.
Our song now louder - we'll wait no longer.
And if our great land needs us to,
we'll camp in this cold but faithful square.
Until every yesterday's man, with yesterday's power
is gone for good, from yesterday's leader's chair.
If it's needed, we'll burn to the ground,
Every last birthright, from our mother you stole.
And six feet underneath the ash and rubble,
The 'yester-ways' eternally rot with you in your hole.

For now we gather peacefully, warmed by comradery,
even in this driving snow.
But come December 26th, you declare war on us, if our
president's not Yushchenko.
Then we'll turn our attention to you Kuchma,
and to Putin, and Yanukovych,
Six hands covered in Ukrainian blood,
Just so three men could get rich.
So, as just and righteous Ukrainians,
After Christmas they'll have one day.
Then we'll drive you all from Kiyv,
you beg forgiveness each step of the way.

And we pray to the ghosts of those valiant men,
whose lives were so honorably given,
To mother Ukraine, who would die for them too,
Since we are 'not dead yet', we keep livin'.

A new struggle for power ? Do you believe people in Ukraine feel disappointed now ? I guess Timoschenko will not candidate, if she is not sure about people's support, right ? Finally let me please say that I've just published on my blog http://ideenwerk.blogspot.com a quite unusual stroy about Russia, as seen from a Polish point of view. I would be very interested in reading your opinion on that...

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